From Brett on Thu, 24 Dec 1998
I have had absolutely no luck with eql getting my two USR 56k modems working in sync. I can get both of them connected, but only one uses bandwidth... and if I disconnect #1 then #2 takes over the bandwidth job... I am just wondering if I can get this working and somewhere that you could point me to get it working... any reply would be much appreciated...
If you read the eql docs carefully I'm pretty sure it points out that you must establish both connections to a server/router/terminal server that supports this mode of operation. Essentially you must be connected to two modems on a single other system running something that is like and compatible with eql.
If ISP isn't specifically working with you on this --- then you won't be able to get it working. So call your ISP and explain your needs to them. According to the README.eql file Linux eql driver is compatible with the load balancing (round robin routing) on some Livingston (CommOS?) router/terminal servers.
I suggest a careful re-reading of /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/README.eql
... and perhaps a follow up of that FTP link to see if there are any updates are additional notes available on that site. There are a couple of e-mail reports from users appended to this file --- perhaps one of them can help more. I've never used the eql drivers since speed was never my problem with online access --- it's just the latency and dial time delays that used to drive me crazy.